We have a small stairway right off the kitchen. It leads to a small room with it’s own bathroom. It will by far be the best room in the house. It’s quiet. All by itself and it will absolutely be the cutest.
The very first day we visited the old house. Before we ever thought about buying or renovating, we saw naked girls room. Why is it called Naked girls room? thought you’d never ask. This room is located where apartment 1 used to be. The very first visit we were greeted (I say greeted very mildly) by a grumpy woman sitting in the front room. It was very clear that she was not happy with us being there. As we walked towards the rear of her apartment, she very loudly shouted “DO NOT GO UPSTAIRS! MY DAUGHTER IS SLEEPING.” Yes we heard you……however we are looking at ALL areas of the house since we were potential buyers. We get closer to the stairs and she bellows again “DO NOT GO UPSTAIRS! MY DAUGHTER IS SLEEPING.” Again, we hear but start up the stairs. Well…….Wendy goes up the stairs. I am scared of the mean lady. Wendy gets to the top of the stairs, opens the door and looks inside. I am still trembling at the bottom hoping that mean lady doesn’t come barrelling through the apartment with her knife I know she has and chops me into pieces. Wendy looks down at me and I say “Well, what do you see?” She replies “I see a butt.”
Quietly we retreat from the hidden staircase, finish the tour and head out. Later we discuss the “Butt” and determine it was a girl, naked, on a mattress, on the floor. Forever we will refer to this room as “Naked girls room.” Steve has begged that we find another name. We have discussed and tried…..it just doesn’t work. So if you need a place to stay, please know Naked girls room will be your place.
Now lets get to the good stuff.
Naked girls room is now more of a loft area, however because the stairs are hidden, no one will ever see into the room. Instead of a wall and a door, there is a banister with spindles.
I only have a few before pictures and none actually of the room. Those of you who have followed along, there are no surprises. Dirty, stinky, gross and everything had to go.
This pictures shows when The room was open for the world to see. Looking upwards. The kitchen is straight ahead.
Here are the stairs. They now have new treads and a pretty new banister.
Here is where yesterday’s post starts.
Naked Girls room had a little alcove that I knew from the very start I wanted to be a bed.
The room is not huge so putting the bed into a space that did not have any other purpose was the best choice. It was not wide enough for a regular full or queen bed Two twins would not have fit either. So a platform bed was the solution.
My brilliant husband decided that the bed should have extra storage under the platform so he bought drawer slides and there will now be 2 large drawers under the bed.
Now you can see where the kneeling platforms are.
They were cut down to create a headboard and a sideboard for the bed.
I mixed up some paint and gave it a one coater. The head and side board still need to be attached and the end pieces put on. The plywood is already on and it’s getting ready to get a mattress.
More to come in the next few days.
Merry Christmas friends.